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Hello Ninth Month


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It is here!

We are nine months pregnant! Congratulations on the new addition! Are you excited about your new baby in your life? Once a year we come to this day and it brings forth change, a bundle of joy, …in mind, body, and spirit.

The arrival of September brings about the season of expectancy. September is also about transition from one season to another. We move from hazy, hot, humid days of summer, to cool, crisp, and comfortable days of autumn.
All the green leaves take on the hue of browns, orange and yellow.  The sun comes up later and night falls sooner.

What things are you expecting to act upon, or that you  envision, encounter,or evoke in your life walk?
Share what you desire, dream of and are determined to attain in this new season of life. I look forward to hearing from you as well as sharing that which makes my heart smile!
-YoTrip

Happy Labor Day 2014

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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It Been 20 Years…


This week marks the anniversary of my arrival in the land of Mickey (Orlando) from the land of Country Music (Nashville). It is funny how the time has passed  as I reflect back to that face, that place, that space of January 1994…

In the days to come I will recall, revisit and remember the journey from Nashville or shall I say Antioch, Tennessee to Orlando, Florida.

    

It seems like yesterday when I received the call from my husband (yes I was a “Mrs.” back then. Another post for another time) saying the company (Olive Garden/OG) had accepted the proposal we developed, was ready to move forward and move us to sunny Orlando, Florida.

I was a ball of emotions trying to take in the fact that we were leaving Nashville (a place that had grown to be home in my three years there) and heading southward to Orlando. This was it.

Before we moved the OG brought us down for a visit and to help with the transition. We stayed at the then Adams Mark Hotel which is attached to the Florida Mall. While my husband met with his new bosses, I hung out at the mall and planned for our upcoming moving date and looked at where I would work once we settled in to Orlando.

During our visit we were wined and dined with Presidents and Vice Presidents and other corporate big wigs.

Our time in Orlando was fun and full of relaxation. I arrived in Nashville in relation mode. Over the next month, I was in relocation mode. I had to be ready when the movers arrived.

This move was apart of our dream. All we had to do was be ready to go forward. It was still scary going to a new lands. A co-worker knew I loved by Dr. Maya Angelou so she gave me the book,” I Won’t Take Nothing For My Journey”, the title speaks volumes to where we were going.

On Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr weekend in January 1994 Tim, Snoopy (the dog) and I headed to Augusta, Georgia to see my family and friends and to rest.

After 20 years, I have had some ups and downs, some wins and some loss. I am here and still standing. I can truly say, The Best Is Yet To Come!

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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Happy Birthday Miss Zora Neale Hurston


Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd Birthday

In a place called Notasulga, Alabama  on January 7, 1891, Zora Neale was born  the fifth of eight children, to John Hurston, a carpenter and Baptist preacher, and Lucy Potts Hurston, a former schoolteacher. The family moved to the historic Town of Eatonville. Established in 1887, the rural community near Orlando was the nation’s first incorporated black township. It was, as Hurston described it, “a city of five lakes, three croquet courts, three hundred brown skins, three hundred good swimmers, plenty guavas, two schools, and no jailhouse.” http://zoranealehurston.com/about/

Today marks the 123rd birthday celebration of the prolific writer and anthropologist. A true Renaissance Woman, Miss Zora was always adding layers to colorful life. I am glad I was introduced to her as a young girl growing up in LA (lovely Augusta, Georgia) and I am glad to say I live a stone’s  throw away from Eatonville the place she called home for many years.

During the 1930’s and ’40’s Miss Zora was at the height of her  literary career she penned ,Their Eyes Were Watching God, in 1937; Tell My Horse, in 1938; Moses, Man of the Mountain, in 1939.  In 1942, Dust Tracks on a Road, was published and Miss Zora was getting some recognition for her brilliant works of art. Also in 1942,  Hurston  was profiled in Who’s Who in AmericaCurrent Biography and Twentieth Century Authors. In 1948, Miss Zora published another novel, Seraph on the Suwanee.

Miss Zora wrote many thought-provoking articles during the 1950’s that spoke to her outlook and insight on the plight and experience of the American Negro. After she had stroke in 1959, Miss Zora and was forced to live in a welfare home in St. Lucie and sadly died a year later. Unable to be properly laid to rest, Miss Zora was buried in an unmarked grave in the Garden of Heavenly Rest, in Fort Pierce, Florida. In the early ’70’s author Alice Walker gave this great lady, Miss Zora Neale Hurston back her dignity back by properly marking her burial site.

Today we salute your life, your living and your amazing legacy, Happy birthday Miss Zora!

"Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit" 
Yolanda Clay Triplett "YoTrip"
Words and Thoughts Artist~
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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for August 26, 2010-Losing To Gain (Possessions), Part 4 (Vol.3, Iss.4)


Stop worrying about what you have to lose and ...

Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain. (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

Well here is another blog post I found on the drafting table. It seemed in perfect alignment with the fact that millions of people purchased lotto tickets with the hope of a chance to become an instant millionaire if they win the 636 million dollar mega lottery drawing!

Are you dreaming of becoming a millionaire? What are  15 (6+3+6 ) things you could do with that much money? Would you take a lump sum or installments?  How would your life change as a millionaire? Who would you bless with some of your winnings? Where would you travel, in the USA or beyond?

Tell me how you would answer the questions if you became the 636 million dollar man or woman!

~~YoTrip

 

Losing To Gain (Possessions), Part 4

Things, stuff, things, stuff and more things and more stuff. Houses, cars,
stocks, bonds, land, and businesses are just a few of the things and stuff that
people own. Lately, it is hard to find people who have not experienced the loss
of possessions. The current economic climate has heightened people’s awareness
of their things, their stuff, and their possessions. The loss of possessions is
the final installment in the series “Losing To Gain”. Losing possessions is an
area that is worth examining a little closer.

Everyone has something or multiple things which are near and dear to their
heart. Let’s face it, if you worked hard for that car, that house, or that
business your ownership is a serious matter. It has been said that anything you
work hard for is well worth fighting for,if the effort was made to obtain it,
then go the extra mile to retain it. Some would say that these days fighting for
your possessions is becoming a routine task. Many people find themselves in a
position of fighting to keep their things, their stuff, their possessions.

It is amazing how losing one thing or one possession has the ability to start a
cycle of loss. Pat and Paul Possessors are a married couple with two children in
private school, living in a home, with two cars and a mini-van. Pat is a Office
Administrator and Paul is a District Sales Manager and both have worked for
their companies for more than 10 years, with solid retirement plans in place.
The Possessors’ take vacations to destinations inside and outside of the
country, several times a year. Pat and Paul are also the owners of a
successful small real estate company. A year ago, Paul was laid off from his
job, the Possessors have seen their lives change drastically. The Possessors
summed up their loss in this way: one car was loss, the children’s private
school attendance was loss, the real estate business loss clients, but most
importantly the family loss a major income stream. The devastation of losing
possessions was difficult for the Possessors, yet they were determined to stay
positive. The possessions were important to the Possessors but they were not
their central focus.

The loss of stuff, things, or possessions should not only be viewed as the end,
but as a beginning. When loss of possessions occurs, the obvious questions of
why and how settle in waiting to find answers. Losing possessions should promote
the notion of living with less. Many people have been forced to not focus on the
things they have loss but to learn to live better with what they have left. So
if you have experienced a loss of possession recently and find yourself whining
and complaining about your things and your stuff, get OVER IT!

Life is far more precious than the POSSESSIONS you surround yourself with,like a
blanket of comfort. Take time and review  what you have loss and see the blessing in
having your life, your health and your family. Losing to Gain (Possessions) can
best be summed up by the comedic genius of George Carlin. In his stand-up
comedy performance, Mr. Carlin exposes how losing your stuff can easily send you
into a crazy state. *Mr. Carlin (R.I.P.) does use a few choice words in his
delivery but he makes you think about you and your stuff.

Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLoge6QzcGY
Losing to Gain (Possessions), Part 4. 8/26/10
~YoTrip

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 12/2/2010-YOU CAN DO THIS! (Vol.7, Iss.1)


I happened to be reviewing my blog drafts and  this is one of the post that  found itself on blog room floor. I thought this was timely and relevant enough to share with to others. We are 20 days away from the start of 2014 and now is a great time to challenge yourself to get a goal or two and do your best to achieve them.
Who knew that #The100DaySmart Goal Challenge was welling up in me 3 year ago.  The best things in life take time… Your time is now! Make sure to let me know your progress.
YOU CAN DO THIS! 
December is here and the year of 2010 is coming to a close. As you enter into the last month of the year, now is the time to decide on how to make a great exit. The game is still is going on for the next 30 days. Recognize that there is still time to enter into the game, if you have been sidelined. If you are in the game but have not scored, you still have time to make it happen. Stop right now and say to yourself: YOU CAN DO THIS! Speaking these four words into the atmosphere is a powerful self-affirmation. Let these next 30 days be the start to you meeting the smallest goal or making the biggest shot in your life!
goal

goal (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

Are you ready to challenge and stretch yourself to accomplish your goal?
Do you believe YOU CAN DO THIS?
What are your barriers to achieving your goal?
Are you willing to write down your goal(s)?
Are you willing to share your belief in YOU CAN DO THIS! with others?
Can you envision yourself achieving your goal?
What resources do you need to help you achieve your goal?
YOU CAN DO THIS! Keep telling yourself that you can make your goal a reality. If looking at 30 days is too overwhelming to you, then break the month down into weeks. Each week you can set a mini-goal for yourself, and continue to say YOU CAN DO THIS! One week will turn into two weeks and then you are working into three weeks and before you realize it you have come to four weeks. YOU CAN DO THIS!
December has come and will leave in another 30 days. Will you exit the month of December the same way you entered the month of December? YOU CAN DO THIS! Whatever your goal, your dream, or your desire is today, decided that this is a good day to take the steps to making it happen! YOU CAN DO THIS!
~~YoTrip

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

 

 

 

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”

 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

 

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YoTrip Presents: Sometimes It Is Not Meant To Be 082193


Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where...

Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, no noise or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all these things and still be calm in your heart. (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

Sometimes It Is Not Meant To Be

Twenty years have come and gone
What started out great, did not last that long
Sometimes it is not meant to be
We do not hold, know, or can see beyond now
Our time is present, and we have hope for our future
Sometimes it is not meant to be
All the plans made, they fizzle and fade…away
You look back and you wonder…Why?
Sometimes it is not meant to be
How did we go from always and forever
To this cannot last past our heart-filled dreams
Sometimes it is not meant to be
As the days turn to weeks,  and then turn into months and  finally years
The memory of what was, merely dims out slowly, like a flickering flame
Sometimes it is not meant to be
Then you look around and twenty years have passed and you wonder
About the should a’s and the would a’s of your life
Sometimes it is not meant to be
Yet you cannot grab back what has faded away, the moments, the memory came and served their purpose
The assignment was complete and you move on
Sometimes it is not meant to be
You look back at the path and thank God for the journey
Where you came from is a stepping stone to where you are going
Sometimes it is not meant to be
Then the light guides you to the revelation that
Sometimes It Is Not Meant To Be…FOREVER!

~~YoTrip 8/22/13

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 2/21/13-A True Educator Lucy Craft Laney(Vol.2, Iss.3)


A True Educator Lucy Craft Laney

Miss Lucy Craft Laney has gone down in history as one of the state of Georgia‘s most influential educational leaders. As a child of Georgia she is in league with other outstanding black hero’s from Georgia such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Leader and Dr. Henry McNeil Turner, the first black chaplain in the U.S. Army and the first black in the Georgia Legislature. Miss Laney’s contributions in the area of education are a tribute to perseverance, dedication and unwavering faith. http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/about_laney.htm

Lucy Craft Laney

Lucy Craft Laney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lucy Craft Laney

She was born on April 13, 1854, one of ten children, to Louisa and David Laney during slavery. Her parents, however, were not slaves. David Laney purchased his freedom about twenty years before Laney’s birth; he purchased his wife’s freedom sometime after their marriage. Laney learned to read and write by the age of four and could translate difficult passages in Latin by the age of twelve, including Julius Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War.

Miss Laney started the first black kindergarten in Augusta, Georgia and the first black nursing school in the city, the Lamar School of Nursing. Many people were influenced by the work that Miss Laney did at Haines. Ms. Mary McCleod Bethune who worked with Miss Laney for a year was so impressed by Miss Laney’s accomplishments that she went to Florida and founded Bethune-Cookman College for Blacks. This outstanding institution continues to thrive and produce thousands of African American students.

After a life of selfless dedication to the education of her people, which focused on the education of her people, Miss Laney died on October 23, 1933. Thousands of people came to her funeral. Her body was buried on the corner of the lawn of the Haines & Normal Industrial Institute. Miss Laney’s spirit lives on and her strong legacy continues to this day.

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 2/14/13- The Greensboro Four (Vol.2, Iss.2)


The Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-in

On February 1, 1960, four young African-American men, freshmen at the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina, entered the Greensboro Woolworth’s and sat down on stools that had, until that moment, been occupied exclusively by white customers. The four—Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., Joseph McNeil and David Richmond—asked to be served, and were refused. But they did not get up and leave. Indeed, they launched a protest that lasted six months and helped change America. A section of that historic counter is now held by the National Museum of American History, where the chairman of the division of politics and reform, Harry Rubenstein, calls it “a significant part of a larger collection about participation in our political system.” The story behind it is central to the epic struggle of the civil rights movement.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Courage-at-the-Greensboro-Lunch-Counter.html#ixzz2KwNBlmNC
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Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter

The courageous act of four young college students changed the course for access to retail outlets and places of public accommodations. Peaceful protests began to occur all over the segregated south.  Over fifty years have come and gone yet the actions of the Greensboro Four must be remembered when you sit in fancy restaurants or flowery mom and pop shops.

~~YoTrip

Celebrate all the heritage, history, and highlights of African-Americans during the month of February
Valentines is all about the LOVE!!!
 
Happy Celebrate Life Day, Greta Clay-Way! You beat the stroke to make great things happen!
 
***Attend the The YES! Network Social Event on February 16, 2013, 11:30-1:00 pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant with Guest Speaker, Sonya Thompson speaking on, “Integrity: The Key to Business Success.” Learn the fundamentals for successful business development; Keeping your word and watching your words, how to avoid enticement, and the importance of surrounding yourself with people of Integrity.***
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
 
“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 11/1/12-Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart (Vol.11,Iss.1)


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Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart

For the next 30 days find something big or small to show a measure of thanksgiving.  Saying thanks is not an option it is a requirement! So go and be thankful and thankful and more thankful!

30 Days of Thanks - It is Good to Give Thanks

30 Days of Thanks – It is Good to Give Thanks (Photo credit: rachel_titiriga)

**Rest Peacefully my friend, Monica Harris-Spires****
Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology
 


“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 10/30/2012-Beyond October (vol.10, Iss.5)


Breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer awareness (Photo credit: AslanMedia)

Beyond October

As we close the month of October and National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we can sit and wonder was enough said and done to help the cause. Until there is a cure for breast cancer we must commit to do more beyond thirty-one days in the fall of the year. Breast cancer is a bold disease that has found its way into every segment of society and is spreading like wildfire.  Because breast cancer is not stopping, slowing down or taking a break, we must be very diligent to stay in the fight to find a cure. As we speak, somewhere in the world someone has been given a diagnosis of breast cancer, and they do not know how to deal with the road ahead. Knowing that someone is in need of  ways to cope with breast cancer is reason enough to keep working to find a cure.  
Now is the time to make the effort to do your part to keep breast cancer awareness relevant and in the forefront of people’s hearts and minds. Do your part by connecting with local or national organizations that promote breast health. It is vital that everyone remembers to education, empower and encourage others about breast cancer. 
Until we see that breast cancer is not taking over at alarming rates to women, men, young and old people we have to work hard by going out and telling others we support breast cancer health and awareness. So be challenged, be courageous, be committed to the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer.
~~YoTrip
**Rest Peacefully my friend, Monica Harris-Spires****
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Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology
 


“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts  

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